Friday, January 15, 2021

The "Baby" (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins


Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.

He has handed hosting duties off to Sandee, of Comedy Plus, and it's simple to join, just follow the link to Sandee's page for the rules and the code.

The Baby is Ms. G's name for her youngest cat (now 12 years old) that showed up at her house a week after she moved in.  The Baby was the scrawniest kitten ever and covered in ringworm, and is now happy, healthy, and spoiled. 

The Baby

The Baby loves her rugs, and when i first started working there, like all the other cats, would hide from me.  Eventually, she graced me with her presence, but as soon as i start cleaning her rugs, she runs to her mama to tattle on me.  "Mom!" you can hear her meow, "she's messing with my rugs again!"


No toys, ready to be vacuumed.
This is when she leaves to tattle.

Rugs up, ready to vacuum the carpet.

This past Wednesday, The Baby did a new trick.  After i vacuumed her rugs and got them up on the back of the couch to vacuum the carpet under them, she went and sat on them, reminding me, i guess, of whose rugs i was messing with.

Sitting on her folded rugs while i vacuum.

Of course, at the end, i put her rugs back, along with her toys and accoutrements.

All is well again.


Friendly Fill-Ins are easy to do. There are four statements: the first two statements are provided by Ellen of 15AndMeowing, and the final two are offered by Lorianne The Menagerie Mom of Four-Legged Furballs. They try to make sure the statements will be fun to both answer and share. The linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM on Friday. Please head over to one of their sites, link up, and share your thoughts!      

Here are this week's statements with my responses underlined:

1. I learned _________________the hard way.

2. Everyone should ___________________ at least once in their lives.

3. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about _________.

4. I’ll never be too old to _________.

1. I learned   how to be a mom  the hard way,   just like we all do, on the job!

2. Everyone should   try a food they think they won't like  at least once in their lives.  After all, you never know.

3. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about   taxes.  The papers we will need have started to trickle in, and i am trying to stay on top of it so we can file early.

4. I’ll never be too old to   read fairy tales or believe in happily ever after.


Today is:

Arbor Day -- Jordan; Florida and Louisiana, US

Armed Forces Day / Remembrance Day -- Nigeria

Army Day -- India

Basketball Day -- rules for the game were first published this day in 1892(day debated, year is certain)

Chosun-gul -- North Korea (Korean Alphabet Day)

Dia del Maestro -- Venezuela (Teacher's Day)

Feast of the Ass -- Ancient Roman Calendar (celebrates Vesta being saved by a donkey)

Feast of Entering Heaven and the Two Lands -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Festival of All Fairies -- Fairy Calendar

Fiesta Del Senor de Esquipulas/Pilgrimage of Cristo Negro de Esquipulas -- Esquipulas, Guatemala (Festival of the Black Christ)

John Chilembwe Day -- Malawi

Lee-Jackson Day -- Virginia, US

Lenaea -- Ancient Greek Calendar (a Festival of Comedy; date approximate)

Moliere Day -- France

National Hat Day -- begun by a hat loving individual who has chosen to remain anonymous

National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

Procrastinator's New Year -- declared by someone who had a really great sense of humor

Sailing of Wadjyt -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (the icon of the cobra goddess, Wadjyt, is carried on the Nile to visit many cities; date approximate)

St. Ita's Day (Patron of Limerick, Ireland)

St. Paul the Hermit's Day (the first of the Egyptian hermits; Patron of clothing industry, weavers)

Thiruvalluvar Day -- PY, TN, India (remembrance of the celebrated Tamil poet)

Tree Planting Day -- Egypt

Anniversaries Today:

Opening of the British Museum, 1759

Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England, 1559

Birthdays Today:

Drew Brees, 1979

Chad Lowe, 1968

Mario Van Peebles, 1957

Charo, 1951

Andrea Martin, 1947

Margaret O'Brien, 1937

Ernest J. Gaines, 1933

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929

John Cardinal O'Connor, 1920

Lloyd Bridges, 1913

Gene Krupa, 1909

Elie Siegmeister, 1909

Edward Teller, 1908

Aristotle Onassis, 1906

Goodman Ace, 1899

Pierre S. du Pont, 1870

Philip Livingston, 1766

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, a/k/a Moliere, 1622 (baptismal date, actual birth date unknown)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Hill Street Blues"(TV), 1981

"Happy Days"(TV), 1974

The Democratic Donkey(symbol in newspaper comic), 1870

"Stella"(Goethe Play), 1816

Today in History:

Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah's reign, in a siege lasting until July 23, BC588

Christopher Columbus sets sail for Spain from Hispaniola, ending his first voyage to the New World, 1493

Third sitting of the Council of Trent opens, 1562

The British Museum opens in Montague House in London, 1759

John Etherington of London steps out sporting the first top hat, 1797

The first US built locomotive to pull a passenger train begins its first run, with Mr. and Mrs. Pierson on board for the first US railroad honeymoon trip, 1831

The donkey is first used as a symbol for the Democratic Party, in Harper's Weekly, 1870

The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia, 1889

James Naismith publishes the rules of Basketball, 1892

Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres in St Petersburg, 1895

Dr. Lee DeForest patents a 3-element vacuum tube (one of the inventions that later made radio possible), 1907

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority becomes the first Greek-letter organization founded and established by African-American college women, 1908

The Boston Molasses Disaster, 2 million gallons of molasses spill, 21 killed, over 150 injured, 1919

The first building to be completely covered in glass, built for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, is completed in Toledo, Ohio, 1936

The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia, 1943

The US Supreme Court rules that "clear and present danger" of incitement to riot is not protected speech and can be a cause for arrest, 1951

The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles; the Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10, 1967

The USSR launches Soyuz 5, 1969

The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm, 1991

Wikipedia goes online, 2001

An intense solar flare blasts X-rays across the solar system, 2005

ESA's SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovers elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and other surface elements on the moon, 2005

The Stardust space mission returns dust from a comet to Earth, 2006

Chesley Sullenberger lands US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in NYC. All passengers and crew members survive in what becomes known as the "Miracle on the Hudson", 2009

The American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan unveils its newest exhibit, a replica skeleton of a Titanosaur dinosaur (found in 2010 in Argentina), the largest known dinosaur at 70 tons, 37m, 2016

Chinese scientists confirm that they have germinated a cotton seed on the moon on board the Chang’e 4 lander, 2019


  1. Cats and children are very alike in their wat to react to changes in their environment. Put everything back, please! I love your photos.

  2. She is definitely letting you know they are HER rugs :)

  3. Baby is so cute. They do make you smile, don't they. I agree with you on #4. I still love fairy tales and light hearted fantasy.

  4. Cats rule their environment.

    God bless.

  5. Baby very protective over her rugs.

  6. 1. I learned the banking world the hard way.
    2. Everyone should interview a female bank officer at least once in their lives.
    3. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the horrors of my 32 years as a ladder climbing banker.
    4. I’ll never be too old to stop telling people to stay in a happy place rather than reach higher to misery.

  7. Aw on the kitty. That's her domain and you're messing with it. Deep down she knows you're cleaning her things.

    Love your fill ins and especially #1. I didn't think about that, but you're absolutely right. Trial by fire.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug. ♥

  8. The baby, a 12 yr old cat, makes us laugh. Cats are weird about "their stuff". They do let you know if they don't like you messing with it. Happy Friday!

  9. The 12 year old baby reminds me of Lucy- when the vacuum comes out she leaves in a huff to another room! The baby even looks like Lucy! And your fill-ins are purrfect- especially trying new foods! I remember being encouraged to try avocados..... yum what was I thinking they were not good! Have a sweet and happy weekend!

  10. I think Baby secretly appreciate you taking care of her rugs. Those were good fill-in answers too.

  11. The Baby is cute , how funny that she tattles on you. :)
    Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Thanks for the tax reminder, always best to get it over with. Have a nice weekend. XO

  12. Loved The Baby's shennanigans heheh!

    I liked your replies too

    Have a safetastic week 👍 😷😷😷

  13. The Baby is one smart cat!And your answers for the Fill-ins are epic!
    Thanks for watching Marv's Opine on Feline Opines. Have a marvellously Happy Day!

  14. baby ewe iz one gorgeouz gal....we cracked up at
    yur sofa foto....we due knot like de vacuum masheen either; act shoo a lee it will bee makin an a peer antz two morrow ~~~~~~~~~ hizzzzzz


  15. One of our dogs, Sam, behaves like The Baby and tries to lie in his dog basket whenever possible, even if I put it on the sofa so I can clean the floor under it. Never fails to make me laugh!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Have a

  16. The Baby has quite a personality, and is apparently possessive.
    And I too intent to always believe in happily ever after.

  17. How lovely to have your own rugs! Now they are so clean you can enjoy them even more. I'm going to start a load of kitty blankets straight away! Have a great weekend!


  18. Aww sweet kitty and what a great story about 'her rugs' ~ great fill-ins too ~ smile.

    Moment by moment.....

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  19. The Baby is so cute! And your methods of picking up toys and rugs looks a lot like mine when I clean my house, even including a kitty sitting on the rugs that have been picked up. In my case, though, it's a calico claiming the rugs. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I really like how you answered #4. I also will never tire of fairy tales and other fanciful stories. Have a wonderful week!


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